Com­ments on coast plan sought

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More than 420 sub­mis­sions on Kapiti Coast Dis­trict Coun­cil’s coastal ero­sion rules are open for com­mu­nity con­sid­er­a­tion.

Peo­ple have four weeks to check the sub­mis­sions on the draft Dis­trict Plan and de­cide if they want to comment on them.

Coun­cil­lor Peter El­lis said check­ing the sub­mis­sions is im­por­tant as they could have an ef­fect on oth­ers in the dis­trict.

‘‘ If some­one has re­quested changes that af­fect what you can do on your prop­erty or a neigh­bour­ing prop­erty, and you are con­cerned about it, this is your op­por­tu­nity to ob­ject.’’

In Au­gust the coun­cil sparked con­tro­versy when it went pub­lic with the Shand re­port, which found 1000 beach­front properties were at risk from ero­sion within 50 years and an­other 800 within a cen­tury.

The in­for­ma­tion was in­cluded in LIMs the same day it was an­nounced to me­dia.

Now the coun­cil’s draft plan in­cludes coastal no-build zones, and re­lo­cat­able home-only ar­eas based on the re­port.

Fol­low­ing com­mu­nity pres­sure, in Jan­uary the coun­cil ex­tended the dead­line for sub­mis­sions on the coastal sec­tion of the plan.

A sum­mary of de­ci­sions re­quested by sub­mit­ters, and copies of full sub­mis­sions, are avail­able at coun­cil li­braries and ser­vice cen­tres. They can also be pro­vided on CD, call 296 4700 or 0800 486 486, or email dis­trict­plan­re­view@ kapiti­coast.govt.nz.

Comment is limited to sup­port­ing or op­pos­ing de­ci­sions re­quested in the sum­mary. New mat­ters can­not be in­tro­duced.

An in­de­pen­dent Friend of Sub­mit­ter, Dave Ar­mour is avail­able, call 236 8609 or 021 503 187, or email rar­mour@xtra.co.nz.

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